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Forlaget Gestus er et stedsspecifikt udstillings-koncept inspireret af både kunst- og forlagspraksis. I samarbejde md kunstnere, der bruger sproget som en integreret del af deres kunstneriske virke, udarbejdes der til hver udstilling en publikation. Forlaget Gestus vil skabe en forening af tekst og bildende og dermed en ligeværdig dialog mellem begge udtryksformer. Ikke beskrivelser af eller begrundelser for værkerne, men et samspil, der skaber et nyt og abstrakt sprog, der forbinder disse - ofte adskilte - verdener.

 

Forlaget Gestus er grundlagt og drevet af Kirke Meng og Karin Hald

 

 

 

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MED STØTTE FRA

 

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GUSTAF PACKELÈNS FOND

KNUD HØJGAARDS FOND

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Publikationerne kan købes hos følgende boghandler:

 

BLADR, København

Møllegades Boghandel, København

Östervärns Antikvariat, Malmö

Malmö Konsthalls bokhandel, Malmö

 

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ikkööhäik – I’m ok

 

 

Performance af

Maarit Mustonen & Anne Naukkarinen

 

 

Husumgade 41, st. th.

 

 

 

 

Friday 21.9. at 7 pm

Saturday 22.9. at 3 pm

Sunday 23.9. at 3 pm

 

 

NB: Begrænset plads!

Skriv til forlagetgestus@gmail.com hvis du ønsker at komme til en af dagene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"how is she supposed to know there is a silent h in ”hjem”, so it is spelled ”hjem” and not ”jem”

how would she know how to spell it right if she didn’t know it meant ”home”

and if she googled ”jem”, only a hardware store would show up."

-Kirke Meng / Forlaget Gestus

 

 

 

"ikkööhäik – I’m ok" is a site-specific project with a starting point in the local language. The Finnish artists, Maarit Mustonen and Anne Naukkarinen, do not speak Danish – they approach it through its texture, sound, rhythm, and interpretations.

 

The work, a performance piece and an artists’ book, moves between an existing language and a new language located in between Danish and Finnish.

The verbal material of the work is written by Mustonen in Copenhagen. She has listened people speaking in public spaces and written down what she hears and how she hears it: hils stiine – de baiju omsii – oukei – de ee megafiiert – ikkööhäik ikkööhäik.

 

Naukkarinen, who has background in dance and performance arts, approaches these words as scores: she interprets the words by voice and movements, creates gestures for each utterance.

 

Mustonen and Naukkarinen work collaboratively by selecting and editing the texts and developing choreography for the performance. They work with the embodiment of language, its emotions and logics, and the possible spaces created by words. They examine how meaning emerge and sway.

 

Who is the body which moves and talks?

 

What kind of world language creates?

 

The piece will be composed and performed in a private apartment in Copenhagen. The artists’ book, a parallel piece to the performance, will bring together verbal material, artists’ interpretations, and gestures developed for the work.

 

The interest of the artists is in the familiar yet uncanny quality of language, its physicality, and imaginative dimensions. By starting from “outside” of the language, they examine possibilities of words and bodies.

 

 

The performance includes among other pieces a contribution from audiologist and will last approximately 90 minutes.

 

 

Maarit Mustonen and Anne Naukkarinen are Helsinki based artists who have collaborated since 2014. Naukkarinen has background in dance and choreography, Mustonen in working with language and lens-based images. When collaborating, they combine their working methods and knowledge through installations, performances, sound pieces and publications. Naukkarinen and Mustonen share an interest in working with body, language and temporal situations. Their collaborative works have been shown for example at SIC (Helsinki), Kutomo (Turku), Mad House Helsinki, Paulo Foundation’s exhibition (Helsinki) and Accademia Albertina (Turin).

 

 

The exhibition is made possible with support from:

Finnish Cultural Foundation / Uusimaa Regional Fund

Arts Promotion Centre Finland

The Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation

Statens Værksteder For Kunst

Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Nordic Culture Point